The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 68 43 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.97% 2.92% 2.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.12% 19.03% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 61 42 49
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,500 £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Visual Studio
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Development Applications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
322 226 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.79% 15.35% 13.68%
Number of salaries quoted 237 197 220
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridge region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 87 (69.60%) .NET
2 85 (68.00%) C#
3 67 (53.60%) HTML
4 60 (48.00%) C++
5 59 (47.20%) Software Engineering
6 52 (41.60%) Java
6 52 (41.60%) SQL Server
7 47 (37.60%) CSS
7 47 (37.60%) Degree
8 41 (32.80%) Computer Science
9 39 (31.20%) Microsoft
10 37 (29.60%) ASP.NET
11 36 (28.80%) XML
11 36 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (28.00%) SQL
12 35 (28.00%) OO
13 31 (24.80%) JavaScript
14 29 (23.20%) C
15 27 (21.60%) Windows
16 26 (20.80%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (20.80%) SaaS
16 26 (20.80%) User Experience
17 25 (20.00%) WCF
18 24 (19.20%) MVC
19 23 (18.40%) Marketing
19 23 (18.40%) Atlassian
19 23 (18.40%) Confluence
20 21 (16.80%) WPF
20 21 (16.80%) TDD
20 21 (16.80%) NUnit

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (18.40%) Confluence
2 5 (4.00%) IIS
3 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.80%) SaaS
2 5 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.40%) SMS
1 8 (6.40%) SMPP
1 8 (6.40%) NFC
2 2 (1.60%) Firewall
2 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.60%) DNS
2 2 (1.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.80%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (41.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.00%) Big Data
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.20%) DB2
4 4 (3.20%) MySQL
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.40%) QlikView
6 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (20.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (16.80%) NUnit
3 10 (8.00%) WiX
3 10 (8.00%) MSBuild
4 9 (7.20%) Selenium
5 8 (6.40%) MSTest
6 6 (4.80%) Moq
6 6 (4.80%) ReSharper
7 5 (4.00%) TeamCity
7 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (4.00%) Mercurial
7 5 (4.00%) NuGet
7 5 (4.00%) Ranorex
8 3 (2.40%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (2.40%) JUnit
9 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.60%) dotTrace
9 2 (1.60%) AQtime
General
1 23 (18.40%) Marketing
2 20 (16.00%) Finance
3 12 (9.60%) Banking
4 4 (3.20%) Automotive
5 3 (2.40%) Electronics
5 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (56.80%) Developer
2 33 (26.40%) Software Engineer
2 33 (26.40%) Software Developer
3 28 (22.40%) Graduate
4 26 (20.80%) C# Developer
5 23 (18.40%) Author
5 23 (18.40%) Technical Author
6 12 (9.60%) .NET Developer
6 12 (9.60%) Graduate Developer
7 10 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (7.20%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Tester
10 6 (4.80%) C++ Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Applications Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Junior
11 5 (4.00%) Team Leader
11 5 (4.00%) Junior Developer
11 5 (4.00%) C++ Software Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Junior C# Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Junior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (69.60%) .NET
2 67 (53.60%) HTML
3 47 (37.60%) CSS
4 37 (29.60%) ASP.NET
5 36 (28.80%) XML
6 25 (20.00%) WCF
7 21 (16.80%) WPF
8 19 (15.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (15.20%) HTML5
8 19 (15.20%) .NET Framework
9 13 (10.40%) CSS3
10 12 (9.60%) jQuery
11 10 (8.00%) LINQ
11 10 (8.00%) Java ME
11 10 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (8.00%) AngularJS
11 10 (8.00%) STL
11 10 (8.00%) MFC
12 8 (6.40%) XSLT
12 8 (6.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (32.80%) Computer Science
2 26 (20.80%) User Experience
3 11 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.80%) Algorithms
4 8 (6.40%) Blackberry
5 7 (5.60%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.80%) Client/Server
7 5 (4.00%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.40%) iPhone
9 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.40%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.60%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.60%) Windows
2 10 (8.00%) Linux
2 10 (8.00%) Android
3 8 (6.40%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.40%) Windows Phone
4 4 (3.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.20%) Software Engineering
2 36 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (28.00%) OO
4 24 (19.20%) MVC
5 21 (16.80%) TDD
6 17 (13.60%) Multithreading
7 16 (12.80%) Scrum
8 11 (8.80%) Regression Testing
8 11 (8.80%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.60%) Unit Testing
9 7 (5.60%) Software Testing
10 6 (4.80%) OOD
11 5 (4.00%) CRM
11 5 (4.00%) Manual Testing
11 5 (4.00%) MVVM
12 4 (3.20%) Software Architecture
12 4 (3.20%) User Stories
12 4 (3.20%) Financial Modelling
12 4 (3.20%) Web Development
12 4 (3.20%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 85 (68.00%) C#
2 60 (48.00%) C++
3 52 (41.60%) Java
4 35 (28.00%) SQL
5 31 (24.80%) JavaScript
6 29 (23.20%) C
7 18 (14.40%) Perl
8 12 (9.60%) PowerShell
9 10 (8.00%) Python
10 8 (6.40%) XAML
11 3 (2.40%) Scala
11 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.40%) PHP
11 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.60%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 47 (37.60%) Degree
2 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) QA
2 8 (6.40%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (31.20%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.40%) Atlassian
3 11 (8.80%) Oracle
4 8 (6.40%) Telerik
5 7 (5.60%) Rackspace
6 5 (4.00%) Red Gate
6 5 (4.00%) Epiphany
7 4 (3.20%) TOWER Software
7 4 (3.20%) Facebook
8 3 (2.40%) HP
9 2 (1.60%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.80%) Twitter
Cambridge
OHO Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
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